Author Archives: Elle
- Buying a Good Car With Cash
If you’re limited on funds, getting a car loan can be a bigger burden to your budget. You’ll be locked in for years for a payment and many times you have to pay even more on car insurance as per the lender’s requirements. Buying a car with cash can be an economical choice both now [...]
- How Much Do I Need to Save for College for My Child?
Last week I looked into when to start saving for college for your child(ren). I shared some financial milestones I thought parents need to be on top of before they sock away college money. Looking at the comments on the post, there were manydiffering and strong opinions. Some saying that it’s never too early to [...]
- Student Loans: Necessary for a College Degree?
Student Loans-Rising Costs of College Tuition the Culprit? How much does college tuition cost? Without considering the cost of room and board, here are some average tuition costs. Public four-year colleges charge, on average, $7,020 per year in tuition and fees for students who live in their state. The average surcharge for full-time out-of-state students [...]
- It Takes Two (Creating a Family Financial Battleplan-Part 1)
Two years ago I wrote about creating a financial game plan. It’s been a popular post and I think it’s due to couples looking for a solution that they can create together. Though most of the advice still hold up, I wanted to break down the steps for couples just starting out with getting their [...]